Spring/Summer Course Guide

Asian Languages and Cultures

Note: The Department Waitlist policy for all courses is 2 - Go to the department office to get on a waitlist, and then attend the first class meeting. Policies and procedures for handling the waitlist will be explained there.

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures offers intensive language instruction in Chinese and Japanese at the first-, second-, and third-year levels (Japanese 361, 362, 411; and Chinese 361, 362, 411, 421). These language courses are part of the Asian Summer Language Institute. They are officially listed as Summer Term courses, but PLEASE NOTE that they start several weeks before normal Summer Term courses (June 9 to August 15). South and Southeast Asia courses 365, 366, 369, 373, and 374 will run from June 26 until August 19.

See Summer Term section of this Course Guide for course descriptions. All students must apply for admission to the program. Contact the department at 936-3915 for more information.

Courses in South and Southeast Asia (S&SEA) (Division 483)

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Spring Half-Term, 1998 (May 5-June 23, 1998)

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Culture Courses

225/Rel. 225. Hinduism. (3). (HU).

Hinduism is a major world religion practiced by over a billion people, primarily in South Asia, but it also was the precursor of Buddhism, and along with Buddhism it had a major impact on the civilizations in East and Southeast Asia. We will cover its origins and development, its literature, its belief and practices, its unique social structures and doctrines, its interactions with other religions, and finally its confrontation with and accommodation of "modernity". We will use reading materials, lectures, discussions, and audio and video resources. Students will be expected to read selections from Hindu religious literature in translation as well as read modern studies of the various aspects of Hindu beliefs, practices, social systems, et cetera. The overall approach will be more in the direction of a general history of this religion and the people who adhere to it. Students will be graded on the basis of a set of in-class written exams as well as term papers. (Deshpande)
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240. Topics in Asian Culture. (3). (HU).
Section 101 Yoga: Philosophy and Practice.
An introduction to the theory and practice of India's greatest achievement in the area of physical, mental, and spiritual awareness. Topics include: psychology and philosophy of Yoga, postures, breathing practices, relaxation techniques, diet, concentration and meditation, Kundalini, Bhakti Yoga, and Karma Yoga (Ways of Devotion and Social Action). (Mehta)
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Summer Half-Term, 1998 (June 29-August 18, 1998)

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S&SEA Language Courses

365. Intensive Elementary Hindi-Urdu. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in S&SEA 106 or 315. Four credits granted to those who have completed S&SEA 105. (8). (Excl).
In this course, students are taught to speak Hindi-Urdu with normal speed, pronunciation, intonation, rhythm, and the appropriate body language. This course is part of the Summer Language Institute and runs from June 29 August 14, 1998. Application is required; if you are interested please contact the department in 3070 Frieze Building. (Siddiki)
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366. Intensive Intermediate Hindi-Urdu. S&SEA 106 or 365. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in S&SEA 206 or 316. Four credits granted to those who have completed S&SEA 205. (8). (LR).
This course develops beginning Hindi-Urdu language skills by broadening conversational expertise, building vocabulary, and strengthening capacities to use more advanced grammatical constructions. Upon completion, students will be able to function effectively in everyday situations in a native environment. This course is part of the Summer Language Institute and runs from June 29 August 14, 1998. Application is required; if you are interested please contact the department in 3070 Frieze Building. (Siddiki)
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369. Intensive Beginning Sanskrit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in S&SEA 110. Three credits granted to those who have completed S&SEA 109. (6). (Excl).
In this course students will work toward developing mastery of the tools to read and write Sanskrit. Lessons include study of the script (Devanagari), elementary grammar, and vocabulary). This course is part of the Summer Language Institute and runs from June 29 August 14, 1998. Application is required; if you are interested please contact the department in 3070 Frieze Building. (Deshpande)
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373. Intensive Elementary Tamil. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in S&SEA 114. (8). (Excl).
In this introductory course, students are taught to speak Tamil with normal speed, pronunciation, intonation, rhythm, and the appropriate body language. This course is part of the Summer Language Institute and runs from June 29 August 14, 1998. Application is required; if you are interested please contact the department in 3070 Frieze Building. (Radhakrishnan)
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374. Intensive Intermediate Tamil. S&SEA 373 or 114. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in S&SEA 214. (6). (LR).
This course develops beginning basic language skills by broadening conversational expertise, increasing and strengthening the students capacity to use all major structures of the Tamil language. This course aims at increasing and strengthening the students capacity to use all major structures of this Tamil language, and at increasing communicative competence. Upon completion, the learners will be able to use the language effectively in everyday situations in a native language environment. This course is part of the Summer Language Institute and runs from June 29-August 15, 1998. This course is part of the Summer Language Institute and runs from June 29 August 14, 1998. Application is required; if you are interested please contact the department in 3070 Frieze Building. (Radhakrishnan)
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